Friday, 27 July 2012
Sydney timber and working with wood show
This was the first year in a new venue at Sydney Olympic Park. There was great parking and a large cue to get in, but after the wait it was great to get it. If you are into timber and tools, this is the place to be.
My first port of call was to look at the exhibitions of the fantastic and far too talented work of the wood turners out there. I am blown away at how clever they are, and how much I have to learn.
One piece of equipment that really caught my were the lathes of the ornamental turns group. They are something I had never seen before but something I will need to set my father upon.
After checking out the displays it was time to flex the cash and if need be the credit card (and yes, it was needed!). There were of course stands from the leading wood shops, tool makers, and suppliers. I was especially keen to check out the Arbortech stand and look at the carving tools.
There was also a great stand from Timberbits with some fantastic examples of Davids pens.
And of course there was plenty of wood in all shapes, sizes and varieties.
Some of the Red Mallee burls even managed to find their way home with me. Luckily a new toy jumped into my bag to use on them (and I will review that soon).
If you have an interest in wood, get down to the Dome at Sydney Olympic Park this weekend (27th-29th August) and check it all out for yourselves.
Sydney Timber and Working with Wood Show